All Steinway Schools

Raising the Level of Excellence

All Steinway SchoolsThe designation is prestigious, but more than that it is a way of providing a consistently high level of learning opportunities for students attending schools that specialize in music.

Case in point: in 2007 the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire began a campaign to transform the entire school into an "All-Steinway School" by replacing its eclectic fleet of pianos with new Steinways and Steinway designed pianos.

From the University of Wisconsin's news release:

"The university has a reputation for excellence in music, and becoming an All-Steinway School is another way of ensuring that standard will continue," said Donald Patterson, keyboard division coordinator in the department of music and theatre arts. "Having Steinway instruments throughout the department would be a wonderful learning aid for our students...[it] means students would always experience the same good quality of action, response and sound," Patterson said. "It would make their experience consistent as they practice, play in the studio during lessons and perform in recital."

Sometimes private gifts and endowments aim at transforming particular schools into all-steinway schools, as was the case recently with The University of West Florida.

In the United States, at present there are more than seventy schools, conservatories, colleges and universities that share the distinction of being All-Steinway schools.

All-Steinway Schools in the United States

Major Conservatories

  • Oberlin College Conservatory, Oberlin, OH
  • Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT
  • Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH
  • Curtis Institute of Music, Philadephia, PA
  • The Juilliard School, New York, NY
  • Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Colleges & Universities

  • Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
  • Blue Ridge Comm. College, Flat Rock, NC
  • Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH
  • Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
  • Carnegie-Mellon University School of Music, Pittsburgh, PA
  • College of Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH
  • Concordia University, St Paul, MN
  • Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
  • De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
  • Duquesne University, Mary Pappert School of Music, Pittsburgh, PA
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
  • Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN
  • Hastings College, Hastings, NE
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA
  • Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI
  • Loras College, Dubuque, IA
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Millikin University, Decatur, IL
  • New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
  • North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC
  • Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Philadelphia Biblical University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pomona College, Claremont, CA
  • Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • Snow College, Ephraim, UT
  • Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
  • Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
  • State University of New York, Potsdam - Crane School of Music , Potsdam, NY
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX
  • Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
  • University of Denver, Lamont School of Music, Denver, CO
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • University of Minnesota-Morris, Morris, MN
  • University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
  • Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Waldorf College, Forest City, IA
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA
  • West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
  • Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Wheaton College, Norton, MA
  • Youngstown State University, Dana School of Music, Youngstown, OH

Other Institutions

  • Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA
  • Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA
  • Gould Academy, Bethel, ME
  • Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Henry Mancini Arts Academy, Midland, PA
  • Levine School of Music, Washington, DC
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet and School, Seattle, WA
  • Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Raleigh Conservatory of Music, Raleigh, NC
  • Valley Christian Schools, San Jose, CA